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Former State Police commander found not guilty

June 14, 2013

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dannydods

Jun-15-13 6:47 PM

perfect example of why i dont like jury trials. i prefer military justice.

i can kinda see why they were lenient on this guy, he did get a major demotion and have to move. although drunk driving is nothing to be taken lightly. i mean a couple beers is ok but this guy was smashed. .13 is very high. driving at that level can pretty much be as dangerous as waving a loaded gun at a crowded room. those who protect and serve should especially know better.

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MudBoy

Jun-14-13 6:48 PM

He blew a .13, was demoted by the state police after an investigation, but he walks away without a conviction? That tells me that cops are above the law in the U.P. and it sends a message that if you're a cop, you can do anything you want and get away with it, the courts will protect you. The bottom line is that the jury heard what the court wanted them to hear and the prosecutor laid down. Pathetic.

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Shlort

Jun-14-13 3:05 PM

Yooper, he got special circumstance treatment in court because he is a cop. The judge looked out for him and the prosecution didn't go after him like they would anyone not in law enforcement.

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Shlort

Jun-14-13 3:03 PM

Law enforcement, judges and most politicians are above the law.

Most laws are a money grab for government. When you get a ticket for whatever offense, the thing they want is money from you.

Of course there are some other things that happen. You get some points off your license so the insurance company can double your rates. Then there is the dreaded suspension. That will cost you even more money. Oh, and then there is the lawyer fees. Considering lawyers are politicians and they write the laws, it is only right that they look out for other lawyers.

The legal system in this entire country needs to be rewritten. Not just traffic stuff either. When a person gets more time for drunk driving and drug possession than a child molester gets for raping a child, something is broken.

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Yooper342

Jun-14-13 2:49 PM

Snowstorm.. He did not buck the system, he was charged and tried by a jury of your peers and somehow they found him not guilty. He probably feels he got REAL lucky on this one. It is not different if a regular Joe or Jane is found not guilty. It does make you wonder but his reputation is done for.

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BallsDeep

Jun-14-13 11:44 AM

This is a huge victory for people who drink & drive just slightly over the legal limit. Congratulations to everyone involved! =)

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Cheesehead

Jun-14-13 11:05 AM

Are there any restrictions?

1) does he get to keep his 'drivers license?

2) how many 'points' did he get assesed to his license?

3) does he get to keep his 'drinking' privilege?

4) will he be able to now triple his blood alcohol content, and drive ?

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snowstorm

Jun-14-13 10:34 AM

SHAME SHAME ON THOSE WHO WERE ON THE JURY!!!!

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snowstorm

Jun-14-13 10:33 AM

How many people in the U.P. knew he would buck the system because he was a policeman? I think this was a travesty of justice. Now he thinks because of who is is he can get away with anything!!!!

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